E-Greetings from the Allergy Advocacy Association

October 2020

Wednesday, October 21, 7:00 p.m. Facebook Watch Party. (FREE)

Put on your Halloween costume and join the fun at our annual Allergy Action Awards. We'll honor the great work of Jared Saiontz and Dr. Shahzad Mustafah in the allergy advocacy and research. You'll also get some tips on Halloween tricks.

Our generous sponsors and donors have contributed some fun items for your bidding pleasure in our online silent auction.

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Epi Near You New York Goes Virtual

Wednesday, October 27, 12:00, Webinar, FREE

Until we can gather again in person, Epi Near You New York, our long running, New York State approved training program continues virtually. Your speakers will be Sandy Glantz, MSN FNP, retired, and our own Jon Terry. You'll learn to recognize what an anaphylaxis emergency looks like and how to administer epinephrine. Participants will receive a state recognized certification of completion. Non-profit organizations can also receive assistance to purchase a non-patient-specific prescription for emergency epinephrine to keep on hand.

Find out more and register

Amidst the lovely autumn foliage of Indian Summer, both kids and the young at heart are looking forward to Halloween. If your children have severe food allergies, it can be a time of heightened concerns for your family. Our association suggests joining the national Teal Pumpkin Project this year, sponsored by our friends at FARE.

By placing a teal pumpkin on your doorstep, you show food allergic families you have non-food treats available, such as glow sticks or small toys. This simple act promotes inclusion for trick-or-treaters with food allergies or other conditions. Simply buy a fake teal pumpkin or paint one, and avoid giving out candy with nuts or milk ingredients.

Check here for the details.

Stay safe and healthy! Best wishes to one and all! Jon Terry